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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 55-12A-1 §55-12A-1. Legislative intent.
It is the intent of the Legislature, in empowering the circuit courts of the state, as provided by this article, to facilitate development of coal, oil, gas, and other minerals, as part of the public policy of the state, by removing certain barriers to such development caused by interests in minerals owned by unknown or missing owners or by abandoning owners.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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